Chelsea will take a central defender from City

07/08/2022 at 18:56

CEST

The ‘blue’ team has reached an agreement with Nathan Aké, according to Fabrizio Romano

City will ask for a transfer close to 50 million euros to be able to replace him with another central defender on the market

The Chelsea continues in his particular search for substitutes for Andreas Christensen y Antonio Ruediger in defense, and they would have already found their first spare part. Nathan Akécenter of Manchester City, would be the one chosen by the ‘blues’ to reach the team, according to Fabrizio Romano. The set of Tuchel has a verbal agreement with the player, while from the Etihad They wait for a firm offer to arrive.

What he arrived at City in 2020 from Bournemouth and could leave the ‘Sky Blue’ team after completing a total of 40 games in the last two seasons. Although he has a contract until 2025at the club they would be willing to do without him if a good offer arrives.

The Chelsea has fixed his attention on the Dutchman, who could be a great reinforcement for the defense as left-back in line of three or as left backa position he has held on occasion with Guardiola.

During his time with the ‘cherries’, Aké became one of the most reliable defenders in the Premier Leaguewith a level that he has not translated since his arrival at City. This season he has been the fourth center back in the rotation behind Laporte, Dias and Stonesbecoming advanced even by Fernandinho when there were many casualties in the team.

The option of Stamford Bridge could be a good escape route for the player, who at his 27 years could have more minutes in an equally ambitious project. the march of Ruediger and of Christensen It would open the doors of ownership in a defense that they occupy Thiago Silva, Chalobah y Sarr as the only ‘pure’ power plants. A fourth man if we include Azpilicuetawhose future is still up in the air.

Chelsea will have to offer close to €50 million by the Dutchman for City to consider his offer. The ‘cityzen’ team will want to make a small profit from the operation, since it invested 45 millions for him in 2020.

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